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These gritty clay lines were only a quarter of an inch up to three inches wide. Once the line had been laid out, they would look at the wall of gritty clay material and seek more indicators.
• Oregon's attack on suction gold dredging
• New DOI Director nominated
• More Forest Service restrictions in the works
• California suction gold dredging
President Bush has said he will nominate a Utah mining consultant to become Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health (MSHA).
Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.
This is a story of a bit of our earth, carved by lines of longitude and latitude. There is a deep mystery in this land. The naked mountains speak of long ages of thrusting and rifting—of uplift and erosion. These riddles in the rock defy explanation.
One of the particular features of these alumina silica ore bodies is that they are generally visible from the surface, unlike like gold and silver that are generally hidden and can require an immense amount of exploration and development.
Most small-scale miners want to know how they can set up a system much more cheaply. The difficulty is in the balance of putting together a decent small-scale system at a reasonable cost.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts—What is barite used for? • Ask the Experts—Are you able to advise me on the status of HR3824? • Sulfides, Selenides and Tellurides • Silver’s Shine is Back • Rahall Looks to Rewrite 1872 Mining Law • San Francisco Mint and US Gold Reserves • Forest Service Attempts to Close Public Access • Revisiting Commerce Resources—A Tantalum and Niobium Mining Project • The Seventymile and American Creek Goldfields • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Melman on Gold & Silver